Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they consider him and his music a negative influence on the youth. But with the help of disc jockey/publicist Alan Freed and fellow artists (including Bill Haley and the Comets and Little Richard), they hope to convince everyone that rock and roll is not as dangerous as the adults think. Written by
The Rock Kings Are Back - At Their Greatest!
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Did You Know?
As with Rock Around the Clock
(1956), all songs are performed lip-synched to previously released records. It's worth noting, however, that Bill Haley and the Comets
' instrumental "Goofin' Around" seen performed here is a different take than the version the band released on record. See more
The dialog indicates that Arnie Haines' home town is somewhere in New England when he discusses going home for vacation, but the train that he gets off has the logo of the Sunset Limited on three cars. The Sunset Limited was a luxury train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that ran along the California Coast. See more
Well, we have a point to prove Mr. Everett. We'd like to show the rest of the country that Rock and Roll is a safe and sane dance for all young people.
It hasn't hurt me any, has it?
Don't Knock the Rock
Written by Robert E. Kent
and Fred Karger
Performed by Alan Dale See more